Boss Up, With Us

Blog Post #17: The Stage and Journey

My music is the soundtrack of my journey in the music business. It also is the outro to the informative episodes I’ve been releasing on my channel and I’m always searching for new music placements. My former professor, Sedale McCall, asked me: “What can I build from the ground up in three months?” and ever…

Blog Post #16: Best Ways to Make Clients Happy

Graphic design, music, and PR are three fields that give me the opportunity to do the client focused work I love. It’s interesting to constantly be switching between the roles of being the client and having clients and I hope that my experiences help you get through yours. Below is a flyer I designed for…

Blog Post #15: ‘Now and Next’ Credits

Last month, I spoke with The Program in a podcast episode and The Eagle in an interview. This month, I’m announcing the release of my album Now and Next, available on all streaming platforms. Six months ago, I categorized ‘Solid’ as an EP because it only has two main features and I experiment more than…

Blog Post #14: Who’s Black?

This may be unbelievable but Kendrick Lamar and I are both Black people. We’ll never be white passing (unless we go MJ on ’em), and we believe that ‘the blacker the berry is, the sweeter the juice.’ To the Black writers who came before me, thank you for sharing your stories. This Black History Month,…

Blog Post #13: More Love, Less Demons

Everyone is saying they are on ‘demon time’ and it’s difficult to determine who started this trend. I googled it and so many songs came up, it was overwhelming. I associate ‘demon time’ as a type of evil, selfish act. I hear it and think ‘uh oh’ and ‘bad vibes’ so I’m curious to know,…

Blog Post #12: How to Get Booked For Shows as a Rapper

Depending on where you live, each zip code offers its own set of performance opportunities. While there are some similarities, pay attention to the details of each venue and platform to know if you’re the right fit for the gig. Rappers looking to perform at DC’s Broccoli City Music Festival should note that the estimated…

Blog Post #11: What a Year for Us

Hip hop has an interesting way of giving people a voice. Music is a big part of my identity and it has shaped my life, good and bad. 2020 felt very divided, but music continued to align me with my tribe. Whether it was (virtually) on #Clubhouse, freestyling with Cassidy (one of my favorite rappers),…

Blog Post #10: Beats and Bars

Lately, I’ve been into beat making and eating kettle corn popcorn. If you’re a producer who wants to make a beat with me, let me know! Being a recording artist, I mainly focus on life behind the mic but I’ve been practicing my piano skills as well. It’s fun and relaxing (at times) and I’d…

Blog Post #9: ‘Solid’ Credits

Big shoutout to Lapopalo, Stix Bones, Truth, and Let The Dirt Say Amen for being true professionals. It’s been a pleasure building together and I look forward to making many more hit songs and moves with y’all. If you’re looking to quote me or annotate the meanings behind my rhymes, view my Lyrics here or…

Blog Post #8: How to Grow Your Career (30 Tips For Artists)

Successful people know the importance of consistency and execution. Consistency equals: What do you do often? And execution equals: How well do you do (it)? As a music artist, every person and experience matters. To be the best, it helps to be self-aware. Here are 30 tips that will help you climb to the top…

Blog Post #7: Ride or Die

There have been times when I felt unsafe in the passenger seat of an Uber/Lyft ride. When your driver is overly talking to you, what ways do you stop them from speaking? Recently, a family member of mine told me that sometimes they accompany their friend in an Uber/Lyft ride to their destination. When I…

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